Indie/Indie Folk music

To be honest I was always a louder music kind of girl. I don’t mind a good song from other genre, it’s fun to shake your butt to a catchy song. Every day work demands a special kind of focus from me, I can’t do it while having live streaming or concert videos in the background. I constantly need to know, what’s happening on stage. With known music it’s different, sure. I am not distracted by it. Mostly.

But the point of this post is not wining about not being able to watching YouTube videos all the time (thou sometimes I’m overdosing on cat videos).

YouTube is a great place to find new music and artists. The only time I was listening to music kind of close to indie folk was in 2008, with Panic! At the Disco’s “Pretty Odd”. Taking under consideration my playlist at the time, with a mix of Marilyn Manson, 30 seconds to Mars and other bands in between, I could be mistaken. Anyway, I was surfing through auto play option and at some point I found magnificent playlists filled with *surprise, surprise* indie and indie folk music.

Some of my favorites are:

James Bay – Stealing Cars

José Gonzalèz – Cycling Trivialities

Keaton Henson – 10am, Gare du Nord

Ed Prosek – What it Takes

Ed Prosek – Hold On Tight

Rod Ladgrove – Love, The Way It Hurts

Nick Mulvey – Fever to the Form

Roscoe James Irwin – Arrows

Bears Den – Above The Clouds Of Pompeii

I have to say, I’ve never felt more calm at work (even if for most of the time I want to just go out and not come back), as while listening to those songs, and many more. How can you be angry, if you only can imagine this?

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Queen of the Damned

 

I know, the vampire movie-era is mostly anticipated by young girls, deeply in love with the shiny-twilight-bullshit. But how many of you have seen Queen of the Damned? For those who didn’t – quick review.

The film was released on February 22, 2002 and is based on the novel The Queen of the Damned, third book of The Vampire Chronicles series, written by Anne Rice. 

The main character – Lestat – is a hundred and something year old vampire, who wants to be a rockstar. He finds 4 young goths and with a charm and irresistible look (he also reveals his secret identity, to be in the center of attention) he accomplishes his goal. In the meantime – Jesse – the cute British redhead is trying to get to know Lestat, thankfully, she’s working for Talamsca (secret society set up to watch over and keep track of the paranormal, in particular,witchesspiritswerewolves and vampires. Rice describes them as “psychic detectives”). But what’s a great movie without a threesome? Akasha – queen of all damned – she’s into Lestat, obviously. Long story short: both ladies die, one literally, but there’s a happy ending.

Despite the fact, that’s more of a romantic thriller than a horror, the soundtrack is amazing! Just take a look:

01 Not meant for Me – Wayne Static
02 Forsaken – David Draiman
03 System – Chester Bennington
04 Change (In the House of Flies) – Deftones
05 Redeemer – Marilyn Manson
06 Dead Cell – Papa Roach
07 Penetrate – Godhead
08 Slept so long – Jay Gordon
09 Down with the Sickness – Disturbed
10 Cold – Static-X
11 Headstrong – Earshot
12 Body crumbles – Dry Cell
13 Excess – Tricky
14 Before I’m Dead – KidneyThieves

All songs for Lestats band were written and performed by Jonathan Davis from Korn and Richard Gibbs, but they must have been re-recorded because of Davis’ commitment to Sony BMG at the time. On the official soundtrack appear:  Wayne Static (Static-X)David Draiman (Disturbed)Chester Bennington (Linkin Park)Marilyn Manson and Jay Gordon (Orgy).